Early American 18th century cast iron hearth cauldron, used in a country kitchen for cooking. Original condition with early mold marks and bottom snap line which are found only in early period cast metals. This cauldron retains its original 4 feet on the base. The feet of most period cauldrons have either snapped off or warn down from use in the fireplace. Measures 11.25 inches high, 10.25 inches across and 16 inches to the top of the raised handle.
Artisan made wooden burl bowl with heart cut-outs crafted from a single block of burl. Marked NRL 1971 on base. Measures 17 inches long by 10.25 inches wide by 5 inches high to the top of the handles.
Ancient Han dynasty Chinese earthenware jar with impressed decoration. Han Dynasty, Giao Chie period, 1st to 3rd century. Height 13 inches, width 16.5 inches. To see a similar example please see: Arts of Asia, Volume 41, Number 4 (August 2011), page 95, (13). This jar was previously sold by J. J. Lally & Co., New York, inventory 2601. James Lally has been an active participant in the Chinese art market for more than 50 years. He was a director of Chinese works of art at Sotheby’s in New York and Hong Kong from 1970, and in 1983 he was named president of Sotheby’s in North America. In 1986 he founded J. J. Lally & Co. and mounted an exhibition which was sold out in the first week. Link to one of his lectures in 2011.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CijiYxZh1qQj
Stoneware 19th century 2 gallon jug stamped J. S. Taft & Co. Keene N.H. Cobalt blue flower design. One fine age line in handle. James Scholly Taft and his uncle, James Burnap, who sold pottery under this stamp from 1871-1874. Height is 14.5".
18th century English brass candlestick. Height is 6" and diameter is 4.5".